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We Heart Travel | Natural Landscape Photos

We Heart Travel | Natural Landscape Photos

PHOTO OF THE DAY- Travel who does not like to go on vacation? I don’t know of anyone that does not like to have some down time. At times the trip can be stressful can be unpredictable. Once at your destination all is well.  One of our best family trips was our trip to Purtio Rico. As a family we had so much fun together. Playing in the ocean seeing new landscapes so much different then our native New Hampshire. We say new animals, new foods and created new memories that will surely last a life time. One of the firsts days we were there we went to the beach. It was amazing. The water was so warm. The kids and I rain and dove in. We ate lunch and we had to hide from the rain. It rained hard that first day. So hard that some of the smaller roads on the way back to or home away from home were flooded and we had to find an alternate route back. Our host that put us up the time we spent in Purtio Rico drove us to many beaches when there. She took us on a day trip many hours form her home. We all boarded a small boat and then were dropped off on a small island. One the island there was much to see and much to photograph. One of the small beaches there had many tiny pieces of coral. It even had some huge pieces. Here is one of them.

 

ABOUT THIS PHOTO: I  was out exploring a bit shooting up the landscape. Taking photos from every angle from low and close to the water and far back in the tree line. The clouds screamed epic from every angle. One of the coolest things I found on the island was this huge piece of coral. At least I think it was. It might have been a rock with many holes in it. I think it was coral.  It was in the shape of a hart. It was magical. I stood it up so the heart would stand out ageist the blue sky and the green of the mountains. It is what we LOVE about travel.

Landscape photo of a beach in Purtio rico

Our family trip to Purtio Rico was one of the most memorable .

EARTH VIEW

EARTH VIEW

PHOTO OF THE DAY: EARTH VIEW

If you have been following me for a bit then you know I loved Puerto Rico and my camera did too. This is one of the first shots from Puerto Rico even know we had not even landed yet. The angle on this photo is so cool as it shows the depth of the city, almost like the Earth View on Google maps. You can see them in a 3D like style. It is like a tiny Lego city with the light hitting it all just right. This is was the light can do to a photo. With it being side lite like it is. It shows the depth. If the sun had been more over head and beaming straight down onto the city this would look flat non life like. It would give a totally deferent feel and mood then what we have now.

 

ABOUT THIS PHOTO: As we came in for our landing I pulled my camera out and started to look for something to shoot. We were still over water so I had to wait for a bit and then there is was Puerto Rico. I was surprised to see the city right up to the coast. Being a new traveler to Puerto Rico I was thinking the costs would be all beach and jungle. Proves we should not always assume what we think about a place is true, but that we should investigate it to know as much as we can about a person, place or thing. I edited this photo in Lightrooom as I always do. I never us Photoshop. I truly do like to use it. I like a quick edit of my work and lightroom does that for me.

 

Image of a city in  Puerto Rico shot from an airplane

Taken from the Airplane landing in Porto Rico

Leading Lines To Freedom

Leading Lines To Freedom

 

PHOTO OF THE DAY- Leading Lines To Freedom

One more photo taken in Puerto Rico. This time we see this dirt road that follows the photographic term known as “leading lines” this effect draws the viewers eyes in and makes one wonder what is just beyond the view of sight. In this case what is even more intriguing is that at the end of this road we see the ocean adding to the mystery. I like this photo for a few reasons. One is that it beings me back to this day at Dirty Beach. This spot is about half way up the road form the beach and to an over look that you can see out to th open ocean on one side and back onto Dirty Beach on the other. I also love the colors. There is a few shades of green and as many of blues. You can see the gray in the sky the water and the grass. So much going on here. Please let me know what it is that you like about the photo. Is anything missing> What might have you don’t to make it even better? Just comment below and let me know. It is the best way to learn IMO. Is to have others share there views on an image.

 

Joe Martin

 

Dirt road in Puerto Rico leading into what looks like the ocean

Puerto Rico has some amazing sights. This is one of them.

BOATS, BUILDINGS AND BRIGHT LIGHTS

BOATS, BUILDINGS AND BRIGHT LIGHTS

PHOTO OF THE DAY- BOATS, BUILDINGS AND BRIGHT LIGHTS

Bostons Logan airport has many faces. If you are flying in out or driving by on the high you get a perspective of the airport that is not viewable from the other location. After years of renovations I hope they are done adding building and roads inside Logan. Being that it is the closest major airport to our home in New Hampshire we have travel in and out of it many times. On a recent trip to drop my family off on their way to the UK for a 10 day trip I took a little trip of mine own.
I knew if I just drop around I would find the waters edge and I was glad I did.  I found this spot in the back of a parking lot behind a small restaurant in the town of Revere which is right next to the city of Boston. I set up my tripod and blasted away in the direction of the airport knowing I would pull some eye candy from the card one home. Here is one of a few shots I pulled from the card. This one is another 3 shot HDR photo I built in Photomatix and then finished up in Lightroom. I ending up liking this soft look so I added some noise reduction and dropped the clarity to almost add a look of a water color painting. Hope you enjoy.

 

Joe Martin

 

Photo of Logan airport form across the water at sunset

One of the many faces of Bostons, Logan Airport

 

 

Glass Ocean

Glass Ocean

Photo of the day: Glass Ocean

In 2013 I headed to the great state of Maine to take part in a portrait lighting class at Maine Media Workshops. It was a great way for me to expand my portrait and wedding photographer skills. During the class I was able to escape off to the coast from class and create some personal work. This is one of my favorites from that week. The ocean was just so smooth the reflection was just asking for it to be made into a photo.   Once I had the image and I did my editing work. I printed 2 large prints and returned to the spot to hand deliver a image each to the captain of this great vessels.

 

Ocean reflections of two large ships

Reflections of a trip to Maine

What is a Photographer to Blog about?

What is a Photographer to Blog about?

 

Beautiful landscape print of a snowy rivers in New Hampshire

Snowing River in New Hampshire

Sure, I could blog about camera gear or my last family photo shoot. I want to offer more then pretty pictures or one family’s story. Plus there will always be that type of blog here and there. I want to be a bit different. I don’t want to give you what ever other photographer gives you. I want to share some of my experiences sure, but I am so much more than that.

Like most people I sit and think about a new blog post. After some time I would find a photo, write a one line back story about the photo and post. Well, that is not a post. In fact, it is almost nothing. It will not get me a better Google ranking. Google looks for new information within a page that contains between 300-2000 words or more. If you’re like me, once you get to a page and see that it has an overwhelming amount of text you do one of two things: You either close the page or you might scroll and scan the page for small lines of text that grab your eye, taking in just a small amount of the carefully crafted post. We all like to share our story to give tips, updates, a news story or better yet, show you what we had for lunch that day.

I want to keep you supplied with a post that is short and sweet, to the point and informational at the same time.  With every post I get a little clearer on what I would like to share and why I want to share it. At the same time, I am trying to become a better writer and better at typing. It is hard to type fast when you spend most of your time backspacing to remove that red line under your words. As I became more comfortable, more blog posts start forming in my head I have to start to write ideas in my phones’ notes and draft emails to myself.

Now what I am blogging about these days? Well, now that is it off season for outdoor photography in my area. At this point this it my only studio space. I am blogging about photography, about my business, and blog about a few product reviews on items I have bought this winter, just to fill in the slow shooting times with some content so Google does not forget about me.

As we close in on portrait and wedding session I will blog about shoots and post photos from them. At the same time, keeping true to my passion to share some knowledge along the way that I have picked up from others or as I try new things by pushing myself in new directions.

One thing to think about and understand is that we live in a ever-changing word. A world that did not have the iPad prior to 2010. A world where most everyone has a Smart Phone, even young children. We live in a world that camera phones are better then the high price digital cameras we lugged around a few years back. What’s next? We barely know what is happening now! One thing that we must adapt to is the fast-changing times and new ways to content with our clients to bring in new business. One thing that is in the now and we have to use to our advantage is the actual Smart Phones. We have to have our sites mobile ready to be view and navigate with ease. What I mean is with the iPhones, Siri and Google’s “search by voice” feature. We need to be ready and able to come up in a search by location and the field of work that we specialize in. Are you ready? Do you even know how to adjust your business to handle this in the best way? I may blog about it in the future once I have a better understanding on how we as photographers can benefit from this new way of internet search algorithms.

In closing, remember that everyone needs to add content to their site. You must blog to be found. Once you have been found in your area of expertise, you do have a bit of an upper hand and do not have to blog as much, but once you stop, the Google Gods will take notice. The guy/gal down the road, that has been working hard to take your place just might take it.

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About This North Conway, New Hampshire Photographer

Enjoy this North Conway Wedding photography provided by Joe  Martin Photography

Joe Martin is located in Mount Washington Valley Specializing in portrait photography including but not limited to : wedding photography , senior portrait photography,  newborn photography and family photography.  Photography coverage including but not limited to  New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts including in NH Rochester, Dover, Concord and Meredith. In Maine Portland, Fryeburg. In Massachusetts Boston, Lawrence, Salem, and Gloucester and beyond.  If your in an area not listed I will travel for the right client.

No matter what your event may be either  wedding photography or senior portraits each day is a great day and will be handled professionally with our clients goals in mind. If you have any questions or comments for me or about our photography please call me 603-367-4657 or email me at New Hampshire Wedding Photographer today.

 

Location Information:

Joe Martin Photography is located in Madison NH, 03849

Wedding Season is almost here. Get Ready!!

Wedding Season is almost here. Get Ready!!

With wedding season just around the comer we never know when we may get a call from a new client. We have already booked a few weddings for the summer and look forward to hearing from you about your big day. I will travel as far as needed to make your day magical. Not only will the event be captured just the way you want. We will take special time to get some amazing portraits of just the two of you also including the wedding party and any extending family you would like.  I may be located in central New Hampshire but at this time will already be traveling out of state for two of the weddings we have booked. Destination weddings are a win, win for me. As I get to travel to an exciting  new city and I get to meet you for the first time. It will be my privilege to be invited to capture your wedding day in pictures. Please see my wedding prices here and contact me with any questions or to see if I have your date open.

New Hampshire wedding photographer

Destination Weddings

I am photographer from northern New Hampshire. I offer full wedding packages starting at $1000.00 (plus a plane ticket and accommodation) I travel anywhere in the world to shoot weddings. It is my passion and something I specialize in. I have been flown across the country on the use of flyer miles that people of built up over time. Maybe someone in your family has some miles to use up for your special day.

You can see more on my site at www.joemartinphotography.com

My basic to mid level package would include up to eight hours of shooting, including pre wedding and post wedding. This would give you between 400-750 finished edited shots. I offer photo-journalistic style as well as posing for shots.

I will mail them to you on a DVD in 2 folders, One will be high resolution for printing with full rights for personal use. The other folder would be low resolution images for online use. I would also set you up with a online gallery that family and friends can order prints from in every size imaginable.

I have been married for seventeen years and have four children. They are all old enough now that I can travel to pursue my passion – wedding photography! Please feel free to ask me questions anytime. Thank you for the opportunity to be part of your wedding team to capture your special day.Your special day